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8:00 tonight. president obama finished campaigning yesterday but mitt romney is heading to ohio and pennsylvania for one more day on the campaign trail and we have live team coverage on local and national voting. bigad shaban is in chicago, president obama's home city. bigad. >> reporter: the president's return here to chicago comes after two days of intense campaigning in the battleground states of ohio, florida, wisconsin, new hampshire and colorado. his tour ended with an emotional campaign speech in iowa. >>> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. president obama made one final plea for votes in the critical battleground state. >> after all the months of campaigning, after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands. >> reporter: president obama plans to continue his election day tr
to call at this point. mr. obama has a 50 to 48% lead over republican mitt romney in the popular vote. both candidates spoke last night. romney appeared in boston. he said the election is over but his principles endure. president obama appeared in chicago to claim victory. he calls for reconciliation and a divisive election. he told supporters the best is yet to come. and cbs reporter bigad shaban joins us from chicago where the president, of course, is celebrating at the end of a campaign that lasted nearly two years and cost some $2 billion. bigad. >> reporter: good morning. here's where the president took the stage at half past midnight in his hometown of chicago. he was greeted by a crowd of cheering supporters but one of the first few things he said during his half hour or so speech is that he wanted to congratulate governor romney and paul ryan on what he described as a hard-fought campaign. in fact, later he said, we may battle fiercely but it's because we love this country deeply. >>> reporter: the president's family joined him on stage to celebrate four more years in the whit
the white house and take back america! >> well, it's almost over. president obama and mitt romney are making one final push as this is the final day of campaigning before the big election tomorrow. here's susan mcginnis with a look at where the campaign trail leads on this election eve. she joins us live from washington, d.c. i imagine you're ready to have it finished. >> reporter: don't we wish it could all go on forever? the ads and the rallies? alas, this is the last chance they will have to crisscross the swing states trying to get last-minute undecided voters. >>> reporter: president obama did a little dance in cincinnati where stevie wonder introduced him. also at ohio, mitt romney talked about the president's chances of winning. >> it's possible but not likely. >> reporter: the candidates have been burning up jet fuel crisscrossing the country. on sunday, president obama was in new hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you already voted. >> yeah! >> but if you haven't, there's still time. >> reporter: today, he will hit more swing states, wisconsin, iowa and ohio
. whatever the numbers show it will serve more as ammunition for both president obama and mitt romney in their final push before tuesday's big election. political experts say at this point, it's unlikely these numbers will sway voters. today's report will be from october. economists predict a slight gain in jobs from last month. the september report shows unemployment dropped to 7.8%. that was the first dip below 8 since the president took office. today both candidates are plunging into rapid campaign pace. president obama has three events in the battleground state of ohio, mitt romney has two. a lot of analysts say the buckeye state could be the deciding state in the electoral vote. >> today, because of the resilience of the american people, our businesses have created over 5 million new jobs. [ applause and cheers ] >> the american auto industry is back on top. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: yesterday the president got back on the campaign trail after overseeing the government's response to superstorm sandy on the east coast. >> middle income people in america have really been
." >>> obama, romney! >> reporter: san mateo's saint gregory school has gone political. the k through 8th graders held their own town hall meeting to get the inside scoop on all things presidential. >> today i'm barack obama. >> reporter: it's the real deal complete with signage, balloons, even a little romney gray hair. and at 300-plus question-happy electorate who weren't shy about grilling the candidates. >> what are you planning to do about the cuts in funding to schools and colleges? >> reporter: questions on education to income this political pair of 8th graders held their own and added a little personal touch. >> i would like to promote more school work to the kids not like adding homework but just doing more in the classroom. >> what is your plan for homeless people in america? >> if you give a man a fish, he can eat for a day. but if you teach a man to fishings he will be fed for a lifetime. >> i just think there is more learning when you take the time do something like this than we could ever teach in the classroom and with books. >> don't forget to vote. >> once they are [ indi
will have lunch in just a few hours with mitt romney. it will be the first time they have met face to face since the final debate shortly before this month's election. the event will be held at the white house. it is private, no aides present, no media, just the president and the former gop nominee. they will hash it out. >> should be interesting. >> maybe he will bring mitt into the fold. who knows. >> we'll see. >>> just from the labor department the number of americans filing first time unemployment claims fell last week. the decline comes as impact of superstorm sandy eases a bit. this morning, stock futures are moving higher on encouraging news from washington on the "fiscal cliff" issue. ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com joins us. good morning, ashley. >> reporter: good morning, to you, frank and michelle. asian markets got a lift this morning on growing optimism from debt talks in washington. tokyo's nikkei rose 1% while hong kong's hang seng also gained about 1%. the improvingometer mitchell on the "fiscal cliff" gave wall street a boost, as well. the dow added 106 points after
former presidential candidates mitt romney's motorcade. >> i'm just completely in shock that, how can anyone have this type of sensitive information and why is it be shredded and distributed at the thanksgiving paid. >> the police department says it's launching an investigation and reviewing how they dispose of sensitive documents. >> that is not good. it is 5:20 right now. >>> they play through rain, sleet and snow. >> what's the one thing that can put a profootball game on hold. you're going to e see when we come back. >>> what's cool about your school, you can submit your nomination on our web site cbssf.com/cool school, and we may feature your school on the big show. stay with us. ,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> well, good morning and thanks for coming by channel 5, appreciate it. we're going to look at numbers in the mid-60s today with plenty of sun later. but right now fog is the problem. elizabeth. >>> it is and that weather is affecting the morning commute. here's a live look at the traffic cameras for you. thick fog across the golden gate bridge and the bay bridge. look at pleasant
o÷oxóñóxóxóñóxóp???h?÷ñ÷ñ÷ñ >>> i'm tired of -- i'm tired of barack obama an mitt romney. >> that's why you're crying? [ crying ] >> oh, it will be over soon, abby. okay? the election will be over soon, okay? [ laughter ] >> okay. [ little girl sobbing ] >> that is the saddest little cry. maybe some of us can sympathize with her, right? 4-year-old abby lives in the battleground state of colorado. so you can imagine how many ads are running there. she is sick of the election. so her mom posted that video on youtube and apparently, the girl apparently she burst into tears after hearing another story about the election on npr. but this is funny after seeing the clip the radio station apologized. >> pretty good. >> we are ready for the election. >>> the first of this week's two reports on jobs is just in from washington. the labor department says the number of new jobless claims is down to 363,000 this week. that's a level that indicates some modest hiring. tomorrow we'll get the employment report for october. it's the last unemployment report before voters head to the polls next tuesday to choose our next preside
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